Officers responded on March 6 to a report of a fight in progress at Bamberg Job Corps.
Upon their arrival, the officers noticed a large crowd dispersing from around the guard shack and also a male running away. One male student with a swollen eye and bloody nose was located inside the guard shack.
Once information was gathered on the student’s alleged attacker, the officers went to the location the suspect was said to be.
At the location, an employee handed an officer a multi-tool with a knife that was allegedly received from the suspect. The suspect had some knots on his forehead area and his eyes were red. Once information was gathered from the suspect, he was cuffed, double-locked and searched. The suspect was given a medical evaluation performed by the Job Corps nurse and cleared for jail.
The suspect was then taken to Bamberg County Detention Center and charged with fighting and possession of a concealed weapon.
In an unrelated report, units were dispatched downtown March 1 concerning a call from a motorist about a male subject staggering in the roadway.
Upon arrival on the scene, an officer noticed a subject matching the description lying on his back with his feet in the roadway. The officer initiated some verbal commands, with the subject only responding with grunts once the officer shined a flashlight in his face.
The subject eventually stated that he was tired and needed to lie down. He made what was described in the report as an incoherent statement, mentioning something about his blood pressure. The officer then called for an ambulance.
While waiting on EMS, the subject stood up and the officer could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from his person. The subject refused medical attention from EMS.
The officer placed the subject under arrest and charged him with disorderly conduct and breach of peace and transported the suspect to the Bamberg County Detention Center.